Newspaper headlines: Air crash horror and ‘free speech’ fury – BBC News

Understandably, most front pages cover the EgyptAir plane crash, but there are some interesting things that you could discuss in an analysis.

Credit to @1stbarnard for discovering this.

The Metro‘s coverage is arguably the most diplomatic, but note the emphasis on the fact that a British citizen is among the victims. The suggestion that a terrorist attack was the cause is in the subhead.

The Times, (The Sun in a suit), chooses to illustrate the tragic event.

The Daily Mail chooses to focus on it’s usual anti-immigration rhetoric. Shocker.

Other notable covers, include the horrible linguistic codes used by The Daily Star to explain the crash and The Sun‘s crude coverage of a celebrity gagging order.

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What do you make of this?

Source: Newspaper headlines: Air crash horror and ‘free speech’ fury – BBC News

Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections

Twitter erupts as BBC struggle to keep Tory Election Fraud under wraps until after May elections

With over 30,000 tweets today, the hashtag #ToryElectionFraud has been trending on Twitter at number 3, and is currently (at the time of writing) the sixth most tweeted about issue.

However, with such a big political news story currently unfurling, you would have expected the media to be all over it like a rash – just as they were with the Ken Livingstone anti-Semitism saga last week.

Despite the furore that Channel 4’s investigation has created, there has been virtually no other coverage from the mainstream media of this deeply undemocratic scandal. And Twitter was rightly outraged at the lack of coverage…

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Let’s Learn God Dangit: Is Print Media a Dead Medium?

With the growing age of digital media, no one casts a second glance to flyers and pamphlets. Its so much easier to whip out your mobile and check out the latest trends and news, its quick, efficient and provides so much more information than a measly piece of paper. A lot of newspaper firms have switched to e-media, by creating handy apps and showing the “risqué” stories online rather than on paper. But is this really such a good thing? Print media has been around for centuries. Not only does it provide information about the world around you, it can contain fun competitions and quizzes. Some of you may argue that its better to do them online, but with online competitions, its easy to fall into scams and malware and you’ll end up with 60+ viruses on your laptop when you just wanted to play Sims 4 was that too much to ask?!*

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Today’s Newspaper headlines

Newspaper headlines: Hatton Garden heist arrests and ‘history in a handshake’ – BBC News.

A few things to look for:

  • Subverting stereotypes of ‘old people’ in the Hatton Garden story.
  • Wider issues & debates (Right to die, Prince Charles meeting Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams).
  • The Daily Mail pointing out that the NHS nurse who has murdered patients is Filipino (Gasp!)

Anyway, have a read.

Flying & Moral Panics

I have never enjoyed flying. Although I would stop short of saying that I have a fear of flying – after you have been in a small plane flown by your wife who has never flown one before, you tend to put trust in the capable hands of a professional pilot.

However, that is kind of the problem we are being reminded of by the media – you can’t.

The awful, tragic news of Germanwings flight 4U 9225 quickly moved it’s focus from the news of the incident itself to the apparent murder-suicide of the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz.

As a society, we need someone to blame and as part of this, the media will also create a moral-panic (Cohen 1972), causing the proletariat (that’s me & you), to want to find out more about a certain event or linked events. Continue reading “Flying & Moral Panics”